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Monday, September 4, 2017

When all else fails...





Ghost napping during teatime

Ghost opens one eye when flash goes off

Ghost soon goes back to napping


When all else fails,  post cat pics. While I was reading and having tea yesterday, Ghost was with me. Usually all 3 cats meander into the bedroom around this time of day. So after taking Ghost's pic, I went looking for the other 2.  I found them both in the den - also napping, but in their respective baskets.


Tux in his



Julie in hers


Since Julie spends most of her time on the kitchen counter, she never really had a basket of her own until recently. DH picked her up one when we were shopping the other day. I was skeptical that she would use it. But she does! Actually since it's new, they all use it... and play 'musical baskets', but technically Julie knows it's hers.

Also came across these cat posters that made me laugh. You may have already seen these, but they are funny... 




and 


 


And since the gas crises that doesn't really exist is still upon us, we haven't done much running around this weekend. The gas stations close to us still have no gas, but we did see a few stations on a quick  run to Walmart (to pick up DH's meds) that had cars and it looked like people were pumping (but it could have been diesel). 

While at Walmart, I picked up a few things to add to our supper tonight (meatloaf) and then headed over to Customer Service to give a donation to the Red Cross. Guess I wasn't paying attention to the lady when she rang me up (only had 3 items) as when we arrived home... no asparagus in the bag! Checked the receipt to see if she charged us for it... (yes). We looked outside, then back in the car to see if it fell out, but no... must not have gotten into the bag in the first place. Oh well, we weren't going to go back, so.... 

I did try my hand at sculpting the human figure this weekend using a video as a guide. It was one where you make the parts separately and then put them together in whatever pose you like. I chose a yoga pose, but had trouble with the feet. Then I decided he looked more like he was reading then doing yoga, so I added a book. Thinking about making a bookend out of it...



thoughtful reader


That's about it... unless the news that my bell pepper plant has 3 new peppers is worth sharing. In the container garden, the basil has pretty much all gone to seed... and something is eating what parsley we have left. 

Hope everyone had a nice safe Labor Day weekend!

With Hurricane Irma threatening the coasts, it's going to be another week of watching the weather... 






18 comments:

  1. I wonder if I would go back for asparagus.

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  2. There's a special place in my heart for tuxedo cats. It has been about three years since we lost ours, and I'm not over it yet! You did a great job on the sculpture; will make a nice bookend, but you may need another! Reading about your work with clay is making me want to get my hands back into it.

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    1. We lost our 2 black and white's sibling, Jack, a few years ago. He was 'the heart' of our cat family. Still miss him terribly.
      And you should get back into clay, Chip. It's a bit addictive.

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  3. Glad to hear you and your family came through the storm. I agree with your earlier post that panic causes the shortage as much as anything. Our prices jumped too, although we get most of our fuel locally. These oil companies will use any excuse to increase the costs to the consumer.

    I love the figure with the book! And of course, I love the photos of the cats napping.
    Eileen

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. The increased gasoline costs are a pain, but not having gas at the stations is worse. Hopefully this all will be solved soon... but just not sure this will be the case.

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  4. if I forget something at the grocery I call them and have them make a note so I can get my money back. I have pulled my peas and was half thinking of planting some asparagus, maybe spring is better to plant them ? your cats are so sweet; you sculpting is wonderful especially the book addition; how will you glaze him?

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    1. Linda, I've done the calling if something is forgotten or left out too... but with the gas problem, we weren't going back.
      As for glazing the reader sculpture, I'm thinking of either firing and blackbirding the whole thing... or possibly underglazing the bookend part black and blackbirding the reader and his book? Any suggestions?

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  5. I like asparagus, but I wouldn't go back for it, either. :-D

    Gas prices in Canada have sky-rocketed, thanks to Harvey (and whether the crisis is real or not). Kind of makes me glad I don't have a vehicle, despite the convenience they offer.

    I love that you added a book to your human figure, it really seems to fit!

    And nope, you never can go wrong with cat pics.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I enjoy seeing pictures of your boys also... especially the ones of them playing around... or stalking a squirrel.

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  6. awww sweet, love the cat pics
    thanx for sharing

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  7. I also love the cat pictures, they always make me smile. I like your new "bookend" figure, Rian. :-)

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    1. Cats do seem to make us 'smile'...

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  8. I never get tired of seeing kitty cats. Those pictures of Ghost look just like our Smokey. Smokey opens one eye too when the flash goes off. Your sculpture is really good! Oh Walmart! I could do an entire post about my visit last week, but do I really want to get that wound up. :)

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    1. Ghost tends to sleep with her tongue out... I think you can see that in the picture with one eye open. She pulled it in after I took the shot.

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  9. If all else fails we know you will have material to post. Cats never let us down.

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  10. How true, Olga. BTW, I imagine you are concerned over Hurricane Irma since it seems that one way or another, it will affect Florida.

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